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The major political handicappers are in agreement: Utah's 4th Congressional District race can go either way.
The Cook Political Report on Friday moved the contest between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democrat Doug Owens from a "leans Republican" race to a tossup. Sabato's Crystal Ball made the same move on Thursday.
The ratings shifts, which both candidates are using in fundraising emails, were largely based on polls showing Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, struggling in Utah and a new poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics showing Owens up 6 percentage points on Love. In their 2014 showdown, Love beat Owens by 5 percentage points in a race that was tighter than expected.